Midwestern Region Ski Resort Jobs

The Midwest always has snowy winters and what better way to enjoy the snow than to go skiing. There are plenty of ski resorts to choose from in the Midwest. These local hills don’t attract as many destination guests, but have a very loyal local and regional guest list.

Mellow hills, fast snow, and plenty of choices make the Midwest an exciting place to hone skills, build resumes, play in the snow, and become an amazing skier.

It seems that almost every town has a local ski resort. There are over 100 ski areas that operate each winter allowing people to race down hills, throw tricks in the terrain parks, and arc the perfect turn. The mountains here aren’t the biggest, and some are even converted piles of trash and landfills, but they do get covered in snow during the winter and make for excellent places to play outdoors.

The Midwestern Region includes Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Indiana, Iowa, Ohio, South Dakota, North Dakota, and Missouri. Some of the bigger employers in this area are Chestnut Mountain in Illinois, the Boyne Resorts in Michigan, and Alpine Valley in Wisconsin. With so many choices in the Midwest, do your research and find a resort that is the perfect match for someone like you – maybe look for a sweet park, a fast race program, a big ski school, or a resort just down the road. It’s up to you.

Below is a list of some of the big ski resorts and employers in the Midwestern Region. Scroll through the list and click on any employer to learn more about them. If you don’t see what you’re looking for in this list, you can also visit our Ski Areas page to find more resorts in each state.

Alternatively, if you already know where you want to work, search for ski industry jobs at JobMonkey’s Job Center.


  • Chestnut Mountain Chestnut Mountain is one of the Midwest’s largest ski areas. With a 475-foot vertical drop, the mountain towers above the landscape and is visible from 10 miles in every direction.


  • Boyne Mountain Located in Northern Michigan, this high end ski resort is the sister resort of Boyne Highlands. It also contains the largest indoor water park in Michigan, making it ideal for year round employment.
  • Boyne HighlandsOwned by Boyne Resorts, this is a wonderful place to play, ski and work. Boyne Resorts also owns Big Sky in Montana, Brighton in Utah, Crystal Mountain in Washington, Sugarloaf in Maine, The Summit at Snoqualmie, and other cool resorts – making it a wonderful place to get your start and move around the industry.
  • Crystal Mountain If you’re planning for year round employment, Crystal Mountain is a good bet. The four season resort has golf, skiing, alpine slides, conference centers, water activities, and downhill and cross country skiing. It was also voted #1 in the Midwest by Ski Magazine at one time.
  • Shanty CreekThe Shanty Creek/Schuss Mountain is the largest employer in Michigan’s Antrim County and offers lots of jobs to hard working skiers and snowboarders.


  • Alpine Valley Wisconsin has over 30 ski resorts and Alpine Valley is one of the best if you want to spend a season working and skiing.


  • Buck Hill – Located in a suburb of Minneapolis, this small hill is where World Cup skiers Kristina Koznick and Lindsey Vonn set their skiing and racing roots. It is an excellent spot to work for any aspiring ski coach, racer, or passionate snow-lover.
  • Lutsen Mountain – For anyone looking to master both downhill and cross country skiing, this is an excellent hill that more than meets anyone’s skiing and employment needs.


  • Brandywine Ski Resort – Many career-focused skiers have gotten their start at this 79-acre resort in northeastern Ohio. Maybe you could start your career there…


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